Sony Music celebrated the 75th anniversary of The King's birthday in style with the release of 'Elvis Presley: 50 Australian Top Ten Hits 1956-1977' in Australia on January 8, 2010 with the album charting at No. 9 on the Australian ARIA Top 100 Album Chart on debut. This double CD set was the first ever Elvis Presley Australian hits compilation on CD. Together with 50 hit songs, an 18 page booklet containing specially written liner notes and images of original RCA releases, and CD label art inspired by his first album release, the set provides a unique insight into Elvis Presley's popularity in Australia, a country where he managed an incredible twenty-year streak of placing hits on the singles charts.
Elvis Presley: 50 Australian Top Ten Hits 1956-1977 2 CD Set is a fantastic release that charted #9 in Australia in its own right.
Remarkably, despite the very nature of the release, hits in order of chart pacing, it is amazing how every song fits as if we had complete control over the track order.
Ballads where you want then, rockers where they should be.
As fans we all know the pleasure of listening to Elvis, but with this release there is that extra special something, with each track you are listening to history, and every track is a revelation, listening to one song flow after the other - and even the one song on this set (Do The Clam) that some may have a preconceived negative opinion of, is a joy to the ears. Largely, I think, due to the song that proceeds it and then the one that follows.
As if RCA had it all planned.
Although Elvis never traveled to Australia, it was, and remains, one of his most successful territories outside of the United States. He is ranked #1 Solo Male Artist with the most #1s (1956 to 2009) with 14 #1 singles and had 120 entries on the Australian Top 100 Singles Chart between 1956 and 2006. Fifty of those that hit the Top 10 are featured on this compilation.
Tk1: Heartbreak Hotel (#3 - 1956)
Tk2: Love Me Tender (#6 - 1957)
Tk3: All Shook Up (#5 - 1957)
Tk4: (Let Me Be Your) Teddy Bear (#8 - 1957)
Tk5: Jailhouse Rock (#3 - 1957)
Tk6: Don't (#9 - 1958)
Tk7: Wear My Ring Around Your Neck (#4 - 1958)
Tk8: Hard Headed Woman (#2 - 1958)
Tk9: I Got Stung (#10 - 1959)
Tk10: (Now And Then There's) A Fool Such As I (#1 - 1959)
Tk11: A Big Hunk O' Love (#2 - 1959)
Tk12: Stuck On You (#1 - 1960)
Tk13: It's Now Or Never (#1 - 1960)
Tk14: Are You Lonesome Tonight? (#1 - 1960)
Tk15: Wooden Heart (#1 - 1961)
Tk16: Surrender (#1 - 1961)
Tk17: (Marie's The Name) His Latest Flame (#2 - 1961)
Tk18: Little Sister (#2 - 1961)
Tk19: Can't Help Falling In Love (#1 - 1961)
Tk20: Good Luck Charm (#1 - 1962)
Tk21: She's Not You (#5 - 1962)
Tk22: Return To Sender (#1 - 1962)
Tk23: One Broken Heart For Sale (#9 - 1963)
Tk24: (You're The) Devil In Disguise (#2 - 1963)
Tk25: Bossa Nova Baby (#4 - 1963)
Tk26: Viva Las Vegas (#4 - 1964)
Tk27: Such A Night (#3 - 1964)
Tk28: Kissin' Cousins (#7 - 1964)
Tk29: It Hurts Me (#7 - 1964)
Tk30: Ain't That Lovin' You Baby (#1 - 1964)
Tk31: Do The Clam (#4 - 1965)
Tk32: Crying In The Chapel (#1 - 1965)
Tk33: (Such An) Easy Question (#6 - 1965)
Tk34: I'm Yours (#9 - 1965)
Tk35: Judy (#5 - 1967)
Tk36: If I Can Dream (#2 - 1969)
Tk37: Edge Of Reality (#2 - 1969)
Tk38: In The Ghetto (#1 - 1969)
Tk39: Suspicious Minds (#1 - 1969)
Tk40: Don't Cry Daddy (#3 - 1970)
Tk41: Rubberneckin' (#3 - 1970)
Tk42: Kentucky Rain (#9 - 1970)
Tk43: The Wonder Of You (#3 - 1970)
Tk44: I've Lost You (#6 - 1970)
Tk45: You Don't Have To Say You Love Me (#7 - 1970)
Tk46: Burning Love (#3 - 1972)
Tk47: Separate Ways (#8 - 1973)
Tk48: My Boy (#10 - 1975)
Tk49: Pledging My Love (#6 - 1977)
Tk50: Way Down (#6 - 1977)
For more information on the Australian Charts got to http://charts.elvis.com.au